Off-Campus Studios: Designing Globally Engaged Education
Fall 2020, TBA
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DAY ONE: SYMPOSIUM
We will begin with a national symposium on the importance of Off-Campus studios in design education. We will examine how Off-Campus Programs can respond to critical imperatives and potentials for design education in increasingly interconnected global cultures and complex environmental challenges.
DAY TWO: CELEBRATION
There will be special activities for alumni of the Off-Campus Program, culminating in an evening celebration: "Festival of 50 Years of Places." The day will feature a keynote presentation, alumni panel, story circles, an exploration of the future of the program, and a celebratory reception for all.
Experiencing the great panoply of places, people, processes and design is a critical part of landscape architecture education. From the grand tour of the monuments of landscape design to immersion in the everyday vernacular, the modes and motivations for studying "off-campus" continue to evolve and diversify. The expanding scope and number of these programs in landscape architecture is also part of a broader trend, as over 50% of university students now participate in some form of study abroad experience (Altbach and Knight, 2007).
This symposium will examine how Off-Campus programs can respond to critical imperatives and potentials for design education in increasingly global cultures and environmental challenges. This gathering of faculty, students, professionals, and researchers will provide the first forum to critically assess the history and current practices, as well as explore the possible futures of globally engaged landscape architecture education programs.
All events will take place on the campus of SUNY-ESF — the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY.